Sprinter® Boxwood Shrub - 2 Gallon
Fast growth rate makes Sprinter® boxwood more profitable than the rest! Sprinter® Japanese boxwood is an improved, fast-growing form of 'Winter Gem'. Glossy evergreen foliage is attractive year-round, and holds up well to winter weather. Upright habit is ideally suited for low hedging and landscaping. Hardier than English boxwood, and without the characteristic odor, too. Disease resistant, including to boxwood blight.
Buxus microphylla 'Bulthouse' PP#25,896
Top Features: Evergreen | Fast growing | No fragrance
USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure Full sun, Part sun, Shade
Height 2 - 4'
Width 2 - 4'
Bloom Time Early spring
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
SoilBoxwood prefers neutral to alkaline soil; well-drained soils are a must. Benefits greatly from a 1" layer of mulch. Avoid compacted sites.
PruningBoxwood does not typically require pruning as a matter of course, but if plants are being used for clipped hedging or topiary, do so in late spring or early summer, after the new growth has emerged. Avoid cutting into thick stems.
UsesHedges; borders; foundation plantings.
Growing TipsBoxwood is one of the most shade tolerant and deer resistant shrubs. Minimize winter damage by providing late season irrigation if weather is dry, and installing a layer of mulch. This is especially recommended for plants spending winter in containers.
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